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Background Knowledge Expected
Math-heavy
Competitive Classmates
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I wouldn't recommend Mr. Ramirez because he won't help you if you don't get it the first time. He's also a very tough grader, and if you're trying to get great grades, he won't always work with you.
Course highlights:
Highline makes students take PreCalc 2, and at first, it seems like a waste of time. In actuality, it helps you develop your skills for calculus. By being in precalculus two, I felt like I was much better prepared to take on further math classes.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Meet Mr. Ramirez first. Find out what your friends think about him. If you like his teaching style, then go for his class. He's not a bad teacher, but he can be really tough.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
When this course is taught by Dr. Hurn, students can expect to acquire proficient note-taking skills because Dr. Hurn tries to make each of his math courses easy to understand. He also provides enough extra credit opportunities to make success an easy feat for those who are ready to put forth the effort.
Course highlights:
Highlights of this course included the various extra credit opportunities available to me that not only helped me through some of the more difficult lessons but motivated me to study hard to earn a good grade on a test so that the extra credit would make it that much better. I felt driven to over-achieve in Dr. Hurn's class and I highly recommend him to incoming students.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
I would tell student considering this course to go for it! Highland CC is a great place to knock out some more difficult courses before moving on to a 4-year college. I encourage students seeking the course to take it now with a smaller class size and the detail-oriented Dr. Hurn rather than later. Its affordable and well worth it.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Jason is so enthusiastic about math. You can tell he loves his subject, and that he loves his students! He gives packets of notes where you fill in the blanks and do the problems with him in class, but he gives you the outline so you don't have to worry about getting lost in class. He posts practice exams online for every chapter so you can always judge how well you're understanding the material. He's overall very helpful in office hours or by email, and he's super fun!
Course highlights:
This was a course on trigonometry. We learned right triangle trigonometry, and trigonometric functions for any number (interpreted as radians on a unit circle). We learned to graph trigonometric functions and their inverses and practical applications of how to use each. Towards the end we delved into converting from polar to rectangular coordinates (and vice versa) using trigonometry. We also looked at vectors, unit vectors, and the dot product of two vectors. We also looked at ellipses and hyperbolas and how to graph them given an equation (and vice versa).
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Make sure you do all the homework. It is necessary to solidify your understanding of the concepts. If you don't understand a problem, ask Jason! He'll be more than happy to go over it with you. When you get the homework back, go over all the problems you missed. Understand what you did wrong. Do the practice exams! They are great for judging your comprehension of the material. Go over the notes several times. If you don't understand something, ask! Jason is very open and welcomes questions! See if there is a way to check your work for problems. If there is, check every time!